Originally Posted by Paul H
Can't see them ever puting the HMZ-T1 into oblivion given the technological differences.
For Movie entertainment via BD 3D and BD discs, the OLED technology that the HMZ-T1 has, demonstrates that it can produce a far superior quality image; where IMO, the ST1080 LCoS display will never be able to replicate.
And that is comparing both units, HMZ-T1 @ 720P and ST1080 @ 1080P.
Eventually Sony increasing the OLEDs to 1080P and beyond can only improve the already stellar "reference"
performance for image quality.
Paul i really hope that ur wish comes true for 1080p OLEDs to be a reality but i do not think so !
1)they have made HMZ to be PS3 accessory which in it's present form is adequate and since the unit is already on pre-order everywhere except USA so 1080p version is gonna be a long long wait:)
2)As for tech comparison i have z800 as well as headplay[LCoS based] - true that LCoS cannot produce deep black but the full blown colors keep the z800 at bay ! coz for movies i always prefer headplay over z800 although optics of z800 still are the best which cannot be matched by these NEW HMDs [HMZ,st1080] or any HMD worth it's salt..
the issue is the 'pixel grid' i always see pixel grid in z800 and color is overly balanced whereas in headplay PCS it's like watching a true LCD ! with rich full blown colors and 'grey' blacks and superb details of skin tone etc - headplay is my favorite so far despite it's BAD optics and low FOV ! but then it's my personal opinion !
Too bad that u 'd to return the st1080 but i guess st1080 is the 'ONLY' decent option for it's FOV and interface,ergonomics let's see if the SMD really are true to their word and have resolved all the issues reported with their first shipment! - for me usd$125 for a trial is too much
Regd. HMZ - the design is real scary for me to even think for a moment ! Too bad with such a huge control box , still they 'd to have controls on board HMD making it bulky to say the least! The person who designed HMZ 'd fired and taken to backstage and shot ! Were they heavy on drink/dope while being on drawing board to design HMZ - how 'd they have come up with a design like that ?
Also hey must have somebody there to test the prototype - how did it pass the tests for ergonomics/optics etc ? did nobody care at all - why ?
Too bad nobody seems to have answers to questions above so st1080 is the ONLY option for me as a decent upgrade .
So in a nutshell
emagin z800 [ superb optics,avg image quality]
Headplay PCS [bad optics , superb image quality]
st1080 - not sure sure abt either optics / image Q
seems like designing an HMD with optics like that of z800 and pristine image quality seems more complicated than rocket science !
Sony with it's tech might still unable to provide optics/ergonomics on par with z800 - some hope with st1080 which time will tell only !
i'd love to hear from somebody who has st1080 and headplay to make a detailed comparison !
BTW Paul - have u tried / used Headplay PCS ever ?Edited by ancjob - 6/18/12 at 1:16pm